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CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 9:00am EST
two-day meeting. a watch is on to see if ben bernanke and policy makers make a decision about the interest rates. later on, the chairman will hold a news conference, and of course, cnbc, will bring it to you live. coverage beginning at 2:00 p.m. eastern. jim, a lot of discussion about how much they are willing to do, given the tenuous nature of the talks in d.c. >> i think that this is one of those that is really at the front. things want to hear things haven't gotten worse. if it hasn't gotten worse, they'll stop buying the bonds. the competitive nature of bonds will rise at the same time the dividends will not be as bountiful. there's enough to not like that i think people will be freaked out. if he is not -- he must be opaque. he must go back to greenspan speak and say, listen, you know, on the one hand, on the other, simply because he has no clue whether we'll go off the fiscal cliff or not. i'm calling for opaque, return to the old days, of we have no idea what he means. >> the headlines the next day that are literally competing headlines. >> please, go back to being uncl
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
. the one thing we can be certain about is that ben bernanke is keeping his foot on the pedal right now. >> yeah, and john, when you compare what economists have forecasted when it comes to unemployment and what the fed is essentially forecasting. if you look at the officials and where they stand, 13 of the 19 officials say there won't be an increase likely until 2015, which would imply that the unemployment rate would remain above 6.5% for that amount of time. does that measure up with what wall street is forecasting? >> well, it measures up with what the fed is forecasting. i haven't looked at our own survey, which just came out. but the felt's fod's forecasts general little in lily in line street's. so, i think it does -- for me, one of the big questions is, all right, so, what happens once we get to that point? once we get to 6.5% unemployment, you know, the fed chairman said today that he thinks that the fed is likely to be able to move very gararadual to raise interest rates. of course, he's probably not going to be around. his term would have ended. but there's a risk that the fe
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am EST
of the decision and ben bernanke's news conference starting at 12:15. we'll talk to steve leaseman live later in the program. >>> another story that you heard about yesterday, the -- you know, violence and death threats and blood and guts. big implications for big labor. that is michigan's decision to become a right-to-work state. thousands of protesters and union members converged on the capitol in lansing yesterday to object to the measure that would bar unions from requiring workers to pay membership dues and to join the union. governor snyder signed the measure into law. >> shouldn't the unionsing putting out a proposition that workers want to join a union? and shouldn't workers feel free to make that choice to say their dollars are going to the union or not based on they feel they're getting results? so that's what this is really doing. so that's why i view this as pro-worker, not anti-union. >> the right-to-work clause regarded as a big blow to organized labor which has seen membership decline across the country. down to private sector 7%. >> you think overall, isn't it, 7%? more than 5
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 1:00pm EST
chairman ben bernanke makes any comments about that. when he concludes at the conclusion of the two-day fed meeting occurring on tuesday and wednesday. again, dow industrials for the third day in a row looks like it is held to double digit range. today's range is about 56 points. let's look at a couple of dow movers. mcdonald's from the better than expected saim stores sells. weakness we are seeing in home depot along with other details sales numberes. but we continue to see strength in tech. dow and hewlitt packard with a possible break up of that firm. since november about the middle of november, when they hit a 52-week low, all of this despite weakness in apple, this group continues to perform very, very well. energy stocks higher earlier, drifting lower, that has the dow's lead from the highs of the session. lastly we want to note that dovert corporation, took the stock down a couple of points. >> no t.o. the nasdaq now, everybody is talking about apple once again down here, but there is a lot more happening at the nasdaq than just apple today. >> absolutely. but let's lead with apple.
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 4:00am EST
's updated economic forecast at 2:00 p.m. and ben bernanke's news conference at 2:15. the fed is expected to launch a new bond buying program called operation twist that will expire at the enovd month. james, we know this is a huge meeting. this is obviously a good time for the fed to embark on something new for 2013. is this the wise approach? >> well, it's the wise approach in a very near term, a, because operation twist is coming to an end. b, because we have the fiscal cliff or fiscal gentle slope or whatever it turns out to be to negotiate and c, because we haven't found our legs in the u.s. and we clearly have some global headwinds coming in 2013. however, the thing about this qe in the u.s., unlike previous ones where they could see big economic problems, let's comfort the market with a really big number, this time we're going to do it month by month. solo the annual figures look very big, they're going to halt qe as long as it looks like there's inflation. >> which means there might not be much market reaction as investors realize that. >>> find out what travelers are still flocki
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 9:00am EST
on further stimulus action. >> it will be hard to say how expansionary that move is. if you're ben bernanke, why would you throw a curveball at this hour. we'll see. that press conference, a little more than 24 hours from now. >> we're continuing e inine ini more on trip adviser. look at the cnbc realtime exchange. we did see the features point to a higher open. here at the big board, coca-col coca-cola -- [ bell ringing ] >> and ringing the bell there. trip adviser, interesting deal, because the pricing at which the shares were bought. >> you've got to remember, of course, you have a change in voting control. it had been controlled by barry diller, it will now be controlled by liberty media. they will own 22% of the economics of trib adviser, but 57% of the total votes of the company, effectively controlling the company. so any thoughts you might have as a shareholder in erms it of the future takeover premium in terms of changing control. well, for now, don't expect them to go to the price that john malone and liberty are paying here. that's quite a price, $62.52 a share. we'll see what th
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
, and the fed is going to be -- >> the more pressure on ben bernanke. >> absolutely. >> let's look at another area. >> can i add one more point? >> sure. >> when you look at it and larry summers was on this morning, whom i have great respect for, he had the piece from the imf study when you cut the deficit by 1%, what is the impact on the gdp. they didn't get into that this morning but if his numbers he's using 0.9 to 1.4, if you lose 2% to 3% of gdp you'll go to negative growth which will impact -- >> at the very least the wheels will be on the runway. >> absolutely. >> let's switch gears, mario draghi today, listen, i was so wrong and i don't know how long it will last but i give him credit, at least for this period of time, how long it lasts because there is no growth and recession in europe i can't answer but what were your observations on that press conference? >> last night when i wrote about it, mario draghi can put his feet up and have a stella and enjoy. he bought himself time. july 6th will be mario draghi's day of celebration because he stemmed the financial crisis in europe and bo
CNBC
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
policies that we've had from alan greenspan and ben bernanke, the dollar has lost about a third of its value over the last three years on the dollar index. does that mean that manufacturers like yourself will be forced to bring jobs back to america because now producing elsewhere and importing on that currency effect is now 30% more expensive? >> you know, in that case for us, that is not going to have a big impact. 80% or more of what we sell in the u.s. we already make in the u.s. we really believe in production and if you look at our business and all of the large markets around the world, we have established production basis. if anything, that's perhaps helped us a little bit because we do export about 15% of our u.s. production. overall the biggest impact that the change in currencies have had is really for us the brazilian and indian currencies which have devalued about 25% over the last year. the u.s. dollar change has not had a large impact on us. interesting to hear you talk about housing in this country. sherwin williams, depots, this year have been basing thesis on housing ma
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